Ticket #10057 (new defect)
clipboard integration not working for headless guest
|Reported by:||evanb||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.1.8||Keywords:||headless clipboard|
I'm using v4.1.8, but I've noticed the problem with earlier versions, at least since 4.1.4.
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 host and both Windows XP and Linux VMs. The VMs are configured for bidirectional clipboards and those work as expected when the VMs are run from the VirtualBox GUI interface: I can copy text in a guest and paste it in the host and vice versa. When I run the same VMs using "VBoxManage startvm <vm name> --headless" and connect to them via the Windows RDP client, text copied in the guest not only is not available in the host's clipboard, it's not even available in the guest's.
The attached VBox.log shows clipboard-related errors from a headless Windows XP guest. The content copied during the logged session was text from a text editor (Notepad++) on the guest.